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magnesium hydroxide

precautions

What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering magnesium hydroxide to children or the elderly?

If you are:

Pregnant:

FDB Only When Necessary: MAY PROMOTE SODIUM RETENTION LEADING TO EDEMA

Nursing:

No Known Risk: POOR GI ABSORPTION

An adult over 60:

Precaution: MAY CAUSE DIARRHEA. CAUTION IN RENAL IMPAIRMENT.

Precaution: RISK OF HYPERMAGNESEMIA WITH RENAL IMPAIRMENT

Giving magnesium hydroxide to a child under 12:

Warning: CAUTION WITH LAXATIVE USE. MONITOR FLUID INTAKE.

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